Mac OS 10.13.4, iTunes 12.7.4

Somehow my music library has become screwed up, and almost all of my 28,000-odd tracks aren't where they should be (according to iTunes). I can create a playlist of all the tracks, and I can export that playlist to a text file. But I don't see how to download those tracks to a library.

All of this happened following moving my Film library to an external drive, tho I don't see the connection. My TV Programs appear to be Ok.


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If you need to download the already uploaded music to the iCloud (iTunes Match), you could try re-syncing the media library.

Step1 : sign out from iTunes
Step 2 : Delete all the remaining music files.
Step 3 : Sign in to the iTunes.
Step 4 : Let it to sync the music library from iCloud.

For more info : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8046575

  • So do I have to tell it to sync or does that happen automatically
    – user273926
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 16:21
  • It will automatically happen after you have logged in to the iCloud using iTunes. However, to be on the safe side, you could try it in a different Mac or a PC. If you have already backed up your Existing Music Library to a local drive , then no problem. Go for it. Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 17:39
  • Seems to be working OK: downloading as I write. All albums appeared in iTunes, I selected them all, right click Download, and away it went. Good that I have an unlimited plan with my ISP . . .
    – user273926
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 1:58

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